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Wednesday, June 02, 2010

apology, sort of

Regular visitors to this blog will recognize that the outburst of topical comments in the last five posts is uncharacteristic. But sometimes . . .


Anonymous Monika said...

I fully understand this outburst ... !

10:30 AM  
Blogger Eric Alder said...

Sometimes you've just gotta let it out, Bill... that's what blogs are for, right?

Following your lead, I decided to create my own haiku blog: Haiku Koo-Koo

I’ve also issued a Poetry Challenge on my other blog, if anyone is interested.
Poetry Challenge

1:26 PM  
Blogger Devika said...

I have been following as always....and I too thinks its all needed, sometimes... Thanks Bill :)

"As the people, so the government" and "In a democracy people get the government they deserve" --

Even Plato and Tocqueville would have been annoyed in their times to quote so :)


7:30 PM  
Blogger Dianne said...

Write what you know, write what you know, write, write, write...

Thank you for your comments, I have been away for awhile. No time, considering.

Bill, I ALWAYS listen to your feedback. My post was in haste, I changed two lines, one based on your suggestion, and also the line freed stars....

(write what you know, is all I know) and I am so glad it rang true with you.
Keep writing

10:09 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

i LOVE the slick one ...

as always, and i know i repeat myself often on your blog, you have a way with words and ideas that are just 'so' ... 'right' ...

gosh, no apology necessary ... the sort of made me smile ... :)

the frustration is understandable and underlines my 'need' to resist buying the newspaper >> Gina

12:34 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks for that, Monika.

Eric, I'll be interested to follow your haiku development.

Devika, good to hear from you, my friend. I visit your blog regularly.

Dianne, I'm also a regular visitor at your blog. I rarely comment on poems other than haiku and related forms, unless I think I can offer a helpful hint, always in a spirit of good will and collegiality.

Gina, I can relate to your need.

Thanks, all.

Best, Bill K

6:01 PM  
Anonymous Melissa Allen said...

Bill, Haruo Shirane wrote a really interesting essay where he considers the present and future state of haiku in English and recommends widening the scope of haiku subject matter to encompass things like politics and social issues (among other things). I think these are a great step toward that kind of widening.

8:05 PM  
Blogger Devika said...

Oh my, dear thank you so much :)


11:21 PM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

I don't think you should need to apologise, you should feel free to blog about what you feel strongly about!

2:29 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks for the input, Melissa.

Juliet, this is not a political blog, and I try not to use/abuse it to vent on political issues. But I don't pretend to be a political eunuch, either. Thanks for the comment.

8:04 PM  

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